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Great views on a sunny day. €11 per person one way. We visited the Tropical garden when we were... read more

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donegalgaa
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Donegal Town, Ireland
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Worth the effort to get to the top to see Monte, and the gardens. Views are amazing, you can have... read more

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Great views on a sunny day. €11 per person one way. We visited the Tropical garden when we were there You can either get return on cable, take a taboggan down or the local bus back to Funchal.

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Reviewed today

Worth the effort to get to the top to see Monte, and the gardens. Views are amazing, you can have a coffee in the gardens whilst you contemplate walk back

Thank soniacox1
Reviewed today

You cannot fail to enjoy this cable car ride as it takes you right up to the top of a hill overlooking Funchal. When you get off there is a tropical garden to visit, also a beautiful church, and you can witness (or even take...More

Thank robpenarth
Reviewed today

One of the things you must do in Funchal. A very good experience and lots to see and do in Monte. You can start walks or go to the excellent garden (you have to pay for the entrance - but it's well worth doing) or...More

Thank AnneKN
Reviewed yesterday

Awesome views from a fairly long ride, well worth the money, don't forget your camera. If you are not coming back down by cable car, don't pay more than 10 euros for a taxi, you are being ripped off if you do.

Thank Bobsdog
Reviewed yesterday

What a ride- terrifyingly high but smooth, with amazing views- was quite a long trip up too so felt like good value! Got a lovely coffee at the top but didn't have time to do the gardens!

Thank juliechicagolondon
Reviewed 2 days ago

Cable car cost is 16 euro return and 11 euro single. Great views. Best to take bus up for a couple of euro and return by cable car

Thank Noel S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really good value for money. 16 euros return each. Awesome views. We got to the cable car about 10am which was a perfect time as only waited 5 mins. We jumped straight on, on the way back. We got down to the bottom about 12...More

Thank alanaandpaul
Reviewed 2 days ago

great trip but pricey. Busy if there are cruise trips in town. We had a taxi up the hill to the gardens, then bought a ticket to monte and down to funchal . much cheaper and all the same views. In Monte, take a walk...More

Thank AndyB867
Reviewed 2 days ago

A quite breathtaking ride with fantastic views of the city and the harbour. It never ceases to amaze me where humans manage to live. Some of the homes are perched on steep precipices and then to see livestock up there as well!

Thank stevehennigan
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Krisilla C
13 November 2018|
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Response from agnesmurphy | Reviewed this property |
There is a small car park located just below the cable car top station & café. Assuming you don't want to take the cable car down & leave your car at the top ? Alternatively the Horario do Funchal yellow bus number 22... More
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jacquelinesibbald
3 September 2018|
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Response from Jacqueline Anne R | Reviewed this property |
When we did the taboggan we were on a mini bus trip so we were dropped off, did the taboggan, then were picked up at the end of the ride. I know there are taxis available or if you don't mind walking, it is all down hill... More
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father22
26 August 2018|
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Response from Richard R |
Not really. A collection of cafe's and restaurants.The cable car end points, the tropical gardens and the start of the wicker basket descents
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